Is everyone excited for the annual strip where the entire starting line-up is announced? Nah, me neither. At least last year it was split up into two parts. Though there’s no mention of the catcher (Please be Cully, please be Cully!), or whiny Jim Gross, so I guess this could drag out another day. They better at least have promoted Tyler Jay to batboy. Maybe there is no catcher this year…they just purchased that portable batting cage to use at practice, and figure during games that their opponents will hit every crappy pitch they toss out there.
So is there ever really a point, other than tradition, to naming all these players? The story will inevitably focus on one or two losers (i.e. Vargas and Gregory) and we’ll get the occasional Token Grant Sanders appearance just to remind us that a black guy is on the team too, but other than that…do we really need to know that Bill “Sadie” Hawkins is playing second base? (Answer: No.)
And so a month after the start of spring, the Milford baseball team may think about possibly starting to maybe perhaps playing some games. It’s all so damned thrilling that I’m going to leave for the rest of the week, leaving KAZ-BOT (now on parole!) in charge of posting comics until I return. Enjoy!